'''Henry James''', Order of Merit|OM
( – ) was an American-born British writer. He is regarded as one of the key figures of 19th-century literary realism
. He was the son of Henry James, Sr.
and the brother of philosopher and psychologist William James
and diarist Alice James
He is best known for a number of novels showing Americans encountering Europe and Europeans. His method of writing from a character's point of view allowed him to explore issues related to consciousness
, and his style in later works has been compared to Impressionism|impressionist painting
. His imaginative use of point of view (literature)|point of view
, interior monologue
and unreliable narrator
s brought a new depth to narrative
James contributed significantly to literary criticism
, particularly in his insistence that writers be allowed the greatest possible freedom in presenting their view...